The hills are a vivid purple with the heather in flower at this time of year. An August walk in the Pentlands is punctuated with the blooms of the old-fashioned hill grasses and herbs. Look carefully for tasty wild blaeberries to pick and lucky white heather!

On the farm, the sheep are gathered. The first of the lambs off to market and wool is packed off to Galashiels for grading and sale.

What's on around Edinburgh in August?

Edinburgh comes alive with street performances, pop up bars, cafés and venues. Both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Edinburgh International Festival run along side each other offering entertainment from opera and orchestra to dance, comedy, and circus!

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

1.

Festivals

Edinburgh Art Festival | 26th July - 26th August 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe | 3rd - 27th August 2018

Edinburgh Foodies Festival | 3rd - 5th August 2018

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo |3rd - 25th August 2018

Edinburgh International Festival | Including the Finale Fireworks Concert, not to be missed! | 3rd - 27th August 2018

Edinburgh International Book Festival | 11th - 27th August 2018

3.

Sport

Tough Mudder 5k Edinburgh | 25th August 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks